Public Talk: Fri 31 May 7:00pm-9:00pm Workshop: Sat-Sun 1-2 June 9:30am-5:00pm
It's easy to become overwhelmed by the suffering of the world, to despair that there is little we can do to help. But it's possible to develop the huge compassion of the bodhisattva: the enthusiasm and confidence to never give up working to help others.
The key is to develop wisdom: to understand our own suffering and how to overcome it. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, "Compassion on its own is not enough: we need wisdom." This gives strength and power to our compassion, our empathy, and we can expand it to include all suffering beings, not just those we're close to.
Venerable Robina will explain the means of cultivating such courageous compassion and inspire you to take this path of the bodhisattva.
About the teacher
Ven Robina became a student of Lama Yeshe and was ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery in 1978. She has worked full-time for the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in several roles; editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of the magazine, Mandala and director of the Liberation Prison Project. Since 1987 Ven. Robina has taught Buddhist courses and retreats at FPMT centres worldwide. Well-known for her intense energy and no-nonsense manner of expressing her profound understanding of Buddhist philosophy, Ven Robina is the subject of an award-winning documentary, "Chasing Buddha" and a film by Christine Lundberg called "On the Road Home".
July 26, 2013 Subject:
It catapulted my practice
I consider myself a dedicated Vajrayana practitioner and this set of teachings are the most profound I have ever heard (outside of the instructions for the Preliminaries). Ven. Robina really set off a cascade of mental bombs in my head shattering ego grasping in dozens of ways.